First Time Central Heating (FTCH) Grants

If you have no heating system or a system that doesn’t involve a boiler and radiators then you will be eligible for the grant.

You could qualify for a free boiler, it only takes 60 seconds to check if you qualify and apply.

What Are First Time Central Heating Grants?

First time central heating grants (FTCH) are available as part of the ECO4 Scheme where the main focus is to reduce Fuel Poverty.

Upgrading properties to a new central heating system will reduce carbon emissions and help to lower energy bills, making homes more energy efficient.

What Are The Benefits of First Time Central Heating?

If you currently do not have any central heating and are unsure whether you should take advantage of the first time central heating grant, the answer is simple. The funding would lower your heating bills for you and your family whilst providing you with a warmer more comfortable living environment at no cost to you!

First Time Central Heating

How do I qualify?

If you have no heating system or a system that doesn’t involve a boiler and radiators then you will be eligible for the grant. Please see below the full list of heating types which enable you to qualify:

  • Electric room heaters, including direct acting room heaters, fan heaters or inefficient electric storage heaters.
  • Gas room heaters; including fixed mains gas room heaters.
  • Gas fire with back boiler.
  • Solid fossil fuel fire with back boiler.
  • Electric underfloor or ceiling heating (not part of an electric boiler).
  • Bottled LPG room heating.
  • Solid fossil fuel room heaters.
  • Wood/biomass room heating.
  • Oil room heaters.
  • No heating in place.

In order to be approved for the grant, somebody living at the property must also be in receipt of one or more of the qualifying benefits listed here.

Being eligible for first time central heating is not dependent on the type of house you live in. The amount of bedrooms you have or the amount of people living at the property also has no bearing on your eligibility. The only house related requirements are that you either privately rent or privately own your own home and that your home is well insulated. If your home is not well insulated don’t worry! We can arrange for this to be installed at no extra cost prior to the install of your new heating system.

So if you have no central heating in the house you live in, you own the property or privately rent it and you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit, take advantage of the government’s ECO4 scheme and apply for a first time central heating grant today.

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